The PCB on Friday said that Shoaib Malik is all set to travel to Southampton on August 15th if the results of his two coronavirus tests turns to be negative. “The PCB is planning to fly out T20 specialist Shoaib Malik to Southampton on August 15, provided he returns two negative COVID-19 tests as per the agreed protocols and processes,” PCB said in a statement.
Pakistan are right now playing three match Test series against England which will be followed by three T20Is between both the teams. “The PCB had approved Shoaib request for delayed departure so that he could spend some time with his family, whom he had not met since the start of the year,” the statement read.
“Meanwhile, assistant coach Shahid Aslam will return to Manchester on August 8. He had arrived in Lahore last week to attend his father’s funeral,” it added.
The first T20Is between England & Pakistan is scheduled to be played on August 28 in Manchester. It is a much awaited series for all the cricket lovers as the T20I series will mark the resumption of T20 format of cricket after a long coronavirus enforced break.